Fender Custom Shop 64 Strat in Sonic Blue

With Rosewood Board

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Fender Custom Shop 64 Strat Heavy Relic in Sonic Blue RW GBI18-170
Fender Custom Shop 64 Strat Heavy Relic in Sonic Blue RW GBI18-170
Serial Number:  R98222
Weight 7.8lbs
Andertons Spec Custom Shop
Written by

Jed Van Wyngaardt

This Fender Custom Shop Strat is special in so many ways and we've spec'd it ourselves - based on Pete Honore’s very own 1964 original Fender Strat that you will have seen in many of our Andertons TV videos!

Based on Danish Pete’s Strat

This guitar is based on Pete’s very own ‘Frankenstrat’ which has an original 64 neck but some of the other parts are a bit of a mystery. He wasn’t bothered about the guitars history because he loved it so much and it sounded so great! In fact, Lee Anderton loved this guitar so much that he bought it from Pete and the original has now become a part of Andertons folklore.

So, we decided to spec some special Custom Shop Strats along these lines, with that same 64/65 transition neck. A slightly chunkier neck than you might find on a Modern Strat with a slim C neck shape - but with the modern 9.5" fretboard radius.

With the help of John Cruz from the Fender Custom Shop, we took measurements of Danish Pete’s original 64 neck and made sure this guitar has an exact replica of that beautiful neck.

65 Pickups

The pickups are 65 Fender Custom Shop Single Coils with Alnico 5 magnets. This gives them that ‘vintage hot’ tone that you’d expect from a mid-60s style guitar. It adds focus and improves dynamics but also means that if you want a bit more output from your guitar, you’ve got it! Perfect for those Hendrix-esque cleans and fuzz tones alike!

These pickups are super versatile and in terms of sound, they’re everything you’d ever want from a Strat. Fat and powerful with a crystal clean top-end and bell-like response. 

Resonant Woods

A guitar is only as good as the wood it’s built from which is why we requested specifically chosen lightweight Alder for these guitars. The fretboard is the warm-sounding Rosewood (with Mother Of Pearl inlays) on a Maple neck for brilliant stability. 

The body is a standard relic and the neck finish is a heavy relic to make this feel like a well-played in instrument with stunningly smooth feel! 



  • Body wood: Lightweight Alder
  • Finish: Heavy Relic Nitro-Cellulose


  • Neck Shape: 65 Strat C
  • Neck Finish: Heavy Relic
  • Radius: 9.5”
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Truss Rod: 60s
  • Dots: Mother Of Pearl
  • Fret Wire: 6105
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Nut: Bone
  • 4-Bolt neck join


  • Hardware Finish: Chrome/Nickel
  • Standard Strat Tremolo
  • Vintage Fender Tuners


  • Bridge Pickup: 65 Strat Custom Shop Single Coil
  • Middle Pickup: 65 Strat Custom Shop Single Coil
  • Neck Pickup: 65 Strat Custom Shop Single Coil
  • Wiring: Strat Vintage Modern Wiring #2 (master volume, tone 1 for position 3,4,5 and tone 2 for position 2 & 1)

5 Way selector switch

  • Position 1 – Bridge Pickup
  • Position 2 – Bridge & Middle Pickup
  • Position 3 – Middle Pickup
  • Position 4 – Neck & Middle Pickup
  • Position 5  - Neck Pickup


  • Case: Custom Shop Case
  • Certificate of Authenticity
  • Fender Custom Shop 'Traveller' Case Candy
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